2022-2023 Game Summaries
North Allegheny sophomore Chris Hoffman made his first appearance at the PIAA Class AAA individual championship this week. At the two-day event at Penn State University, Hoffman shot a 77 in each round of the tournament for a total score of 154. Hoffman’s 10-over par was good for a 32nd place finish among 71 of the best golfers in the state.
Cedar Crest’s Dylan Ramsey shot a 4-under par for a total score of 140, taking PIAA gold. Ramsey narrowly outlasted Central Catholic’s Rocco Salvitti’s 3-under par. For a complete look at the scoring from Monday and Tuesday, click here.
Hoffman’s performance at the PIAA individual championship concludes an outstanding 2022 season for the North Allegheny boys’ golf team. Congratulations to Coach Pat Niven and the entire team for a memorable year.
The North Allegheny boys’ golf team placed fourth at the WPIAL Class AAA team semifinals on Tuesday at Beaver Valley Golf Course. The Tigers compiled a team score of 403, which fell just four strokes behind third-place finisher Upper St. Clair (399). The top three teams advance to the WPIAL finals on Thursday. Central Catholic claimed first place with a score of 375 and Plum took second place with a score of 394.
For North Allegheny, sophomore Chris Hoffman led the way with an impressive day, shooting a team-best 78. Junior Collin Wang followed closely behind with a 79 and freshman Colin Ward chipped in with an 80. Junior Jake Watterson and senior Ethan Byrne each shot an 83 to finish out NA’s team score. Freshman Ravi Desai carded an 85 to round out the day. For a look at all team and individual scoring, click here.
North Allegheny’s appearance in the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals was the team’s first since 2015. Congratulations to coach Pat Niven and the entire North Allegheny boys’ golf team for an outstanding 2022 season. While the team portion of the season is over, sophomore Chris Hoffman will continue his quest for a state championship at the PIAA individual finals on Oct. 17-18.
North Allegheny sophomore Chris Hoffman punched his ticket to the PIAA championship thanks to a 12th place finish at the WPIAL Class AAA individual championship on Thursday.
Hoffman shot a 1-under on the first hole of the day at Allegheny Country Club, setting the tone for an outstanding performance. For the day, Hoffman carded a 77 and shot a combined 159 at the two-round event. It’s already the second consecutive season that Hoffman has participated in WPIAL finals in his young career. He will be making his first trip to the state finals.
Also representing the Tigers at the event were juniors Jake Watterson and Collin Wang. Watterson totaled a score of 87 and Wang shot a 97. For a look at all scores from the WPIAL Class AAA individual championship, click here.
While Hoffman awaits his date in the PIAA individual finals on Oct. 17-18, the entire North Allegheny boys’ golf team will take part in the WPIAL Class AAA team semifinals on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
In the regular season finale, the playoff-bound North Allegheny boys’ golf team cruised to a 190-213 win against Sewickley Academy.
Junior Jake Watterson was the clubhouse leader at Allegheny Country Club with a 1-under par 34. Helping NA secure the win were sophomore Chris Hoffman and freshman Ravi Desai, who each shot a 1-over par 36. Junior Colin Rende and freshman Colin Ward rounded out the scoring by each shooting a 42. Sewickley Academy was paced by Nick Straka’s 40.
North Allegheny concludes the regular season with a 13-3 record and also finished in second place in the section with a 7-3 mark. The Tigers return to action in the WPIAL Class AAA team semifinals on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Cedarbrook Golf Club. In the meantime, Hoffman, Watterson and Collin Wang will compete at the WPIAL individual finals on Thursday, Oct. 6.
Boys Golf Summary 9-29-22 vs. Sewickley Academy
|Match Summary||NORTH ALLEGHENY - 190|
SEWICKLEY ACADEMY - 213
|NORTH ALLEGHENY||SCORE||SEWICKLEY ACADEMY||SCORE|
|Colin Rende||42||Nick Straka||40|
|Colin Ward||42||Joey Mussi||41|
|Jake Watterson||34||Nolan Donnelly||48|
|Chris Hoffman||36||Leon Jiao||49*|
|Ravi Desai||36||Karan Kad||42|
|Ethan Byrne||44*||Severin Harmon||42|
The North Allegheny boys’ golf team faced off against Shady Side Academy on Wednesday at Pittsburgh National Golf Club. Since it was the last match of the season for Shady Side, a non-traditional format was decided to determine the outcome of the match. NA and SSA agreed to form two-man scramble teams and four teams, utilizing eight golfers. In the end, on a cold and wet afternoon, North Allegheny prevailed by five strokes (-11 to -6).
The outcome improves North Allegheny’s overall record to 12-3 on the season. The playoff-bound Tigers take on Sewickley Academy on Thursday in the regular season finale.